Josh Cutler is a candidate for the 6th Plymouth Representative District (Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson and Pembroke).
Cutler was honored as one of the regionâ€™s top 40 young business leaders last week. The â€œ40 under 40â€ awards,Â sponsored by Plymouth and Cape Business Magazine, are designed â€œto spotlight young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.â€ An awards banquet was held at the Plymouth Radisson on Wednesday.Â Cutler, 39, previously served 10 years as publisher of a family-owned newspaper business. He is running for state representative as the Democratic candidate in the 6th Plymouth District. For more information on the Cutler Campaign, visitÂ www.joshcutler.com.
Cutler is a former Hull selectman, a legislative aide for State Senator Mark Montigny,Â and for many years was editor of the Duxbury Clipper. Â He has a more complete biography here.
Cutler is challenging Republican Daniel Webster. The 6th Plymouth is a Republican leaning district that voted for Scott Brown by about 65%.
Cutler is running as a centrist Democrat with a focus on preserving quality of life while maintaining responsible budgets. He has a smart top line issue: preserving local aid:
As the parent of a young child, Josh knows there’s nothing more fundamental than the promise of a quality education. Continued state budget cuts imperil that promise.Â Even in difficult economic times protecting local aid will always be Josh’s priority.
The chapter 70 local aid budget is used by cities and towns to supplement their school budgets. It has been cut three years in a row now, and will almost certainly be cut again this year ( even as the entire patronage laden state budget is likely to grow by 3% ).